2019’s first Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast Episode is all about finding the right training, sticking to it through challenges and optimizing your performance along the way to your next A Race. Tune in live and bring your questions!

More show notes and discussion in the TrainerRoad Forum.


Topics covered in this episode

  • A guide to picking the right training plan
  • Most important factors in deciding how to train for a race
  • Best training plans for every type of racing
  • How to shorten a training plan
  • How to adjust a training plan for time off
  • Why cross-training may actually make you a slower cyclist
  • Pacing without power
  • How to use saunas in your training
  • Are ice baths actually beneficial?
  • Is Bikram Yoga a good idea for cyclists?
  • Signs that you need to include gym work in your training
  • How to manage weight like a cyclist

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Ian Meintjes

Ian Meintjes is a pro enduro racer and the producer of the Ask a Cycling Coach podcast. Ian’s successful track record in cross-country and enduro racing, along with years of experience as a customer support agent have made him an expert on all things training and racing with power.